Mentoring Podcast

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We were delighted to be asked to join the UK Fast team on a podcast to promote mentoring yesterday.

Andrew Ramwell trains the business mentors on the Tech Manchester scale up programme, which support news businesses in Greater Manchester by matching them to experienced pro-bono mentors. He is also contracted by the NHS to train senior clinicians in how to mentor staff returning to work after long periods of absence.

Joining a panel of Arlene Bulfin (UK Fast), Patricia Keating (Tech Manchester), Claire-Marie Boggiano (Lurig) and Lisa Murgatroyd (One Million Mentors) Andrew discussed how to inspire more mentors, train great mentors and maximise the help for the mentees.

“I am passionate about raising awareness of mentoring,” shared Andrew. “Early on in my career I benefited from a great mentor and now I pay that gift forward in mentoring with others.” He went on to highlight how the workplace environment is changing rapidly and the value in having someone you trust to explore your challenges and hold you to account can help people succeed.

Over the hour the panel shared in-depth their experience of being mentors and making mentors. Afterwards Andrew joined a new round of mentors to lead the afternoon training session.

For more information on the value of mentoring contact Andrew on or call him on 0161 2804567.

Fully Funded Leadership Support

Imagine getting some fully funded business growth support tailored to the needs and aims of your business.

Know+Do has been selected as one of a handful of consultancies who can now offer FULLY FUNDED business coaching and training to eligible companies in Greater Manchester.

“Know+Do helped me make the businesses work for me instead of me working for the businesses. It’s been invaluable.” Alan, MD and Entrepreneur

Working in partnership with the GC Business Growth Hub, Know+Do can provide a flexible package of bespoke business development. Using our highly skilled coaches and drawing on a large suite of training modules we can provide 12 hours of high quality, practically focused support to the leadership of your company delivered on a one-to-one basis or for a group.

Is my business eligible? If you can tick Yes to the four elements below, then contact us now!

  1. My business is based in one of the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester [Manchester, Wigan, Stockport, Rochdale, Trafford, Bury, Tameside, Oldham, Bolton, Salford].

  2. We employ between 10 - 249 people and we want to grow.

  3. Our turnover is less than €50million (c.£45m) per annum.

  4. 50% or more of our trading income is from other businesses/organisations (B2B).

Places are limited and are made by application only. Know+Do will help to assess your eligibility and make the straightforward application to the GC Business Growth Hub for this award. Please be assured that enquiring about support does not commit you to participating.

Contact us today for more information on 0161 280 4567 /

GC Business Growth Hub is working with Know & Do Ltd as part of the Executive Development Programme. This GC Business Growth Hub project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Business Seminar Series - Bookings Open

Inspiring Business Leaders is back for 2019, with a new format to support business leaders in Greater Manchester.

Attendance is limited and only available by booking through our Eventbrite page.

After delivering four of these successful programmes in 2018, Know+Do have once again partnered with Tech Manchester and UK Fast to offer a fully funded programme to inspire business leaders.

The programme consists of four, 3-hour workshops and bookings are now open for the next programme:

  • Session 1 - Friday 8th February 2019 - Mission Vision & Values to Growth

  • Session 2 - Friday 22nd February 2019 - Leading a Growing Team

  • Session 3 - Friday 8th March 2019 - Creating Profit whilst Growing

  • Session 4 - Friday 22nd March 2019 - Marketing & Sales Strategies

The seminar series is designed to help the busy leader review their practice, absorb inspirational ideas and make changes that advance their business to a higher scale.

Read more on our bookings page or contact the Know+Do team on 0161 2804567 /